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Blue Coat leads Asia Pacific, global markets in Web security solution

Veronica C. Silva | Sept. 26, 2012
Key feature is pre-emptive block against Web-based threats

Web security provider Blue Coat cornered the largest shares in both the regional and global markets, according to a report on content security and gateway appliances. 

Conducted by Infonetics, the report indicated that Blue Coat, which also offers WAN optimisation solutions, cornered 41.9 percent of the Asia Pacific market. This is more than twice the market share of its nearest competitor.

At the global level, Blue Coat holds 30.5 percent of the market pie or 13 percentage points higher than the closest competitor.

Blue Coat noted that because of the widespread use of mobile devices, the boundaries of the corporate network are no longer as clear as previously thought.  Despite the blurring lines, however, the Blue Coat Unified Security solution enables companies to extend their security perimeter to any user across devices on any network. This can be achieved by delivering instant threat protection and policy via Blue Coat ProxySG appliances and the Blue Coat Cloud Service.

"The Unified Security solution is the industry's only solution that leverages the same threat protection and policy control infrastructure across both hardware appliances and cloud services, giving enterprises unprecedented flexibility and reach in their security deployment," Blue Coat said in a statement.

Blue Coat said the Unified Security solution is backed by the WebPulse collaborative defence to protect against increasingly sophisticated Web threats.  

"Blue Coat's innovative solutions allow businesses to embrace the shift to cloud-based applications and BYOD initiatives, while its Negative Day Defense is the industry's only threat defence that can block Web-based attacks before they launch," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Blue Coat Systems.


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